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Ritiro di pilates con Emanuele Specchio
Ritiro di pilates con Emanuele Specchio

Ashtanga yoga with Ann Rose. Nourish and grow with your practice.

Ann Rose McKean

Join Rose Ann for a full week in the beautiful surroundings in Salento, Italy.

15 – 22 April , 2023

Description of the retreat

This yoga retreat is based on the traditional method of learning Ashtanga yoga with Rose Ann guiding you every step of the way. All levels of practice are welcome to attend from complete beginners to advanced students. 

We’ll start each morning with Mysore style practice where you will receive individual support and guidance to development and transform your practice.
During the course of the week there will be 3 afternoon workshops where the focus will be on:

Hip Openers: The aim of this workshop is to create space whilst stabilising and mobilising the hip area; flexibility in the hips is key to keeping fit and healthy.

The Mechanics of Backbending:  Requires the shoulder and hip flexors to be opened, the quads and arms and upper back awakened.  When these parts of the body work together a backbend lengthens and opens the spine.

Arm balancing: In this workshop we will have lots of fun exploring and consolidating your knowledge and experience of postures such as bhujapidasana, bakasana and pincha mayurasana.

There will also be free afternoons where you can explore the beautiful surroundings in the Salento area. 

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The YIS retreat centre is located in Zollino, in the heart of the Salento. Twenty minutes from both coasts and from cultural centres such as Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli.

Our yoga retreats are also an opportunity to get together, share good moments, pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of the Salento in a peaceful environment. Give yourself an energetic recharge through vegan and vegetarian organic food, eco-sustainable tourism and relaxation in our spaces.

Our staff are at your disposal for the entire duration of the retreat to advise you about the must–see places in the Salento, organise excursions, guided tours, gastronomic tours, transfers, rentals and anything else to make your stay enjoyable.

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The Location

Our retreats take place at Agricola Samadhi, a unique organic farmhouse because it proposes something more than just recreation.

In this charming oasis, the lifestyle revolves around well being: you can combine your stay with a SPA, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, and a wide range of massages and more.

You can regain your well being through a variety of top–level yoga classes. There is also a SPA Healing Centre and the HQ of YIS, Yoga In Salento, a European leader in yoga retreats, for years a favourite destination of the best internationally renowned teachers in the world.

An energy recharge and psycho–physical well being will be the most precious gifts of your stay that you’ll take home with you, together with the new friendships you’ve made during the retreat.


7 nights

6 brunches

7 vegetarian dinners

1 breakfast

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request

Yoga In Salento - ritiri yoga, corsi di yoga Lecce

Via Stazione, 116, 73010 Zollino LE, Italy

Ann Rose McKean

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Rose Ann is a highly experienced senior yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance UK and has been teaching since 2008, developing her own practice with many teachers including Sarah Hatcher, Phillipa Asher, as well as visiting Sharath Jois in Mysore India and more recently Andrea Lutz and Manju Jois in Berlin. 
Rose Ann is the founder of Yogarose and teaches at Merchant City Yoga as well assisting with the CYS teacher training programme.

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